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Opponents line up against Ashlu power project

Supporters of two proposed run-of-the-river hydro electric projects on the Ashlu and Sigurd Creeks were a rare sight at a public hearing Monday (May 17) that was key to the future of the projects.

Bad weeds gone good

"Bad Weeds Gone Good" is not a new concept, but it is something that needs to be carefully considered. To begin with, what is a weed? There is no botanical category of plants called weeds. A weed, by most definitions, is a "plant out of place".

Mayor celebrates Garibaldi in Italy

You can add Calatafimi Segesta, Italy to Mayor Ian Sutherland's list of international travel destinations since being elected to the community's top political post.

ABOUT TOWN: Thomas author steams into town

It is a special day at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park Saturday (May 22) as Christopher Awdry will be sharing and discussing many of his Thomas the Tank Engine treasures from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clog-clad hiker prompts heli-rescue from Chief

The nice weather is back and for the Squamish Emergency Program (SEP) that means it is time again to take unprepared and injured hikers off the local mountains.

Cash-strapped Legion may have to sell new building

Last resort if other ways to generate revenue fail John French Chief Staff Writer Barely a year after moving into their modern new building, Royal Canadian Legion members need to find a new way to make money or they will have to sell their home.

Cruise ships proposed at Squamish Terminals

Squamish's waterfront future could include a combined industrial and cruise ship terminal with Squamish Terminals. But the company that operates Squamish's deep-sea port hasn't heard about it until now.

Bike thieves ruin Trips for Kids

Due to the actions of heartless thieves, some underprivileged Squamish youth won't be able to explore Squamish by mountain bike this summer.

Squamish schools, groups get Whistler Blackcomb funds

Whistler Blackcomb Foundation has opened its pockets to some local organizations this year, shelling out more than $260,000 to 40 different charitable grants - including several for Squamish.

Proposed asphalt plant in Brackendale raises concerns

A lack of information and too many unanswered questions have residents wondering if a proposed industrial project near the airport is in the right place.